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and hoods, the demonstrators called on president obama to uphold his now four-year old vow to close the prison. parallel rallies for guantanamo's closure israel the chicago, dallas, detroit, los angeles, miami, and london. 166 men remain locked up at the prison even though 86 of them have been cleared for release. a prominent immigrant rights activist has spoken out after her mother and brother were detained in a raid by federal immigration agents at their phoenix home. erika andiola, who has played a leading role in the undocumented youth movement, urged an end to the rates in a tearful recording. >> we need to do something. we need to stop separating families. this is happening to me, happening to families everywhere. [indiscernible] i need everybody to stop pretending like nothing is wrong, stop pretending that we're living normal lives because we're not. >> eric andiola's mother and brother were released on friday following a owtional outcry by activist groups. a spokesperson for immigration and customs enforcement has denied accusations the family was targeted for her activism.
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york. >>> well, president obama says america is on its way to a good year when it comes to the economy. but there is a big if here. ali velshi has some thoughts. he's up next. >>> president obama says he won't negotiate any spending cuts with a gun held up to the head of the american people. from the cnn money newsroom, in new york, i'm ali velshi. this is your money. apple gets a bite taken out of its stock. toyota and gm are neck and neck again. first gold and now oil. california will be a prospector's dream again. and stocks are up, but should they be? first, president obama spoke with reporters today emphasizing his position that the debt ceiling is not a license to spend more. it is about paying bills that congress has already agreed to. he likened it to stiffing the waiter at a nice restaurant after gorging on a meal. >> you don't go out to dinner, and then, you know, eat all you want, and then leave without paying the check. and if you do, you're breaking the law. >> u.s. hit the debt ceiling on december 31st. the treasury is using so-called extraordinary measures to put off any
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percentpercent 30-plus years later. it's the same with the guns. to be killed with a semiautomatic in school is rare. it's still a terrible tragedy but they take it and project it. but when obama kills people with a drone, there is no crime. >> cenk: i get that. i think the drone program is hideous, and we talk about it all the time. jon stewart made a fair point. you're talking about imaginary problems like the shark problem. >> so this is what it is. their paranoid feel of a possible distopic future prevents us from addressing our actual distopic present. we cannot discuss the gung deaths that are happening every year because a few of us must remain vigilant begins the rise of a imaginary hitler. >> cenk: you're worried about the imagethe imaginary sharks. i don't want to say it in a dismissive way but you're talking about the government taking over when they haven't and we have real deaths. isn't that a fair point alex? >> no, it's not a fair point. they've taken the guns worldwide. in chicago and new york when they took the guns crime rates went up. the issue is humans at a primitive lev